145 Goals and risk go hand in hand
Running into danger, no need to worry,
Storms should not be feared;
If you meet a person with a plant-name,
You are very close to high official rank.
草頭人 bandit leader, litt. "grass head man". 草字頭 grass radical. According to the Chinese explanation of this answer, it refers to people with the grass radical in their family name.
Rowing a boat midstream in a hurry,
In the beginning of spring the flowers appear again;
Matters are calm but your heart is not quiet,
Provoking many doubts.
You can gather, you can store,
Slices of jade and little pearls.
By and by a solid stock,
Even before you have a good plan.
A boy receives his father's teachings early,
High in virtue for a long time he is asking for rules,
A respectable person arrives to help,
Flowers wither but the child still succeeds.
149 In its own time
One mind two things,
One thing two minds;
For fresh flowers on a withered tree,
Wait until the time of spring.
150 Not anymore
For important events fearing the difficult plans,
Withered flowers are no longer fresh.
151 Nothing is perfect
Do not claim an action is free from mistake,
It involves a lot of advancing and retreating;
The Osmanthus has cycles like full and new moon,
Splendor can only be regained after polishing and shining.
莫道 litt: not dao: do not say.
桂 Osmanthus is the flower of the moon.
152 Stop talking start doing
Don't sigh about lingering matters,
Stop talking without end.
Finally put your hands to the long rod,
And haul up the metal fishhook.
153 Slow but steady
Before starting it is okay to be apprehensive,
But one should not stumble in advance because of fear.
For now you desire to proceed very slowly,
Still you must also borrow influence.
154 Two sides to everything
Enough and not at ease,
Support and not at ease,
Events get along well in two's,
When worry comes, so will happiness.
155 People of value
The vessel breaks a foot,
The car loses spokes.
There are valuable people,
Who find it important to put things in order continuously.
156 Big ideas still need timing
Taking part in detailed debates,
Great waves surge boiling;
Matters are for a long time without effect,
The time is not favorable.
157 The rising sun
An honored guest and you are mutually related,
Official rank comes within easy reach;
For obtaining gold one must accumulate merits,
Looking up at the rising sun.
158 Not alone in trouble
From level earth great waves rising up,
Seeking an office job on a difficult day,
A funny remark ending in avoidance.
Being of one heart makes matters feel joyous.
159 intervening does not always succeed
A gale-force wind blows and unexpected black clouds build up,
They can not keep the moon right overhead covered.
Temporary times of leasure with nothing to do correlate,
In the end still not overcoming the peeling away.
160 Worrying seldom makes sense
A man leans against a building,
With many worries.
Advance in a quiet and correct way,
Only then matters are free from worry.
161 The power of focus
Just a little touch of spring,
And bare trees are full of fresh blossoms;
Aspiration and focus powerfully hit it off.
By all means avoid a fickle heart.
二三心 (two three heart): a heart without focus.
162 Feelings and facts
The road is far,
The housefronts are closed off;
Oh may the dense mist disappear!
May the clouds lift and the sun come out.
163 Just right
A fish on the hook,
The silk fishing line is weak;
Hauling it in is difficult,
The force shoud be just right.
164 The power of the mind
Pulling others along and also leading others
Eagerly attentive, with genuine happiness.
Actions are without exception favorable,
Worry about things changes to satisfactory completion.
165 Being used and jilted
Always be suspicious!
A laugh ceases - a sadness,
Red falls on the earth and there is no-one else to paint your brows.
Alone in the Western wind with sad dark-painted brows.
掃 sweep, paint the eyebrows.
落紅 bleed during one's first sexual intercourse (of a virgin).,
西風 Western wind, mood of the west: sunset when birds find their nests.
黛眉 women's blackened eyebrows.
166 Your own road
Superior and inferior are not getting along in harmony,
Labor will never have result.
Go out and hit the wide road,
Henceforth guarantee a beginning and end.
167 The man with a whip
Important events can succeed,
There are benefits and still no faults,
In the clouds sits a man with a whip,
He reports three years later.
執鞭人 Man with a whip: a teacher.
三秋 three/third year or period, autumn season or third month of autumn.
Sunset will soon become the scene of dusk,
I fear the new moon has trouble to grow round;
But when I meet sword and chain visitors,
I know for the first time genuine happiness.
桑榆 Mulberry and elm: sunset or old age.
暮景 scene of dusk, situation in old age.
刀錐客 Knives and awls guests: merchants or robbers or people of the swords and chains class: strong people.